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Natalie McHenry, MA, LPC, NCC

  • Natalie McHenry
    MA, LPC, NCC

    I was born and raised in a small town 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh, PA.  In 1993, I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Studio Art and a Minor in Psychology from Westminster College. By 1997, I had moved to the Reading area and received my Master’s in Community and Clinical Counseling from Eastern College. Over the next several years, I worked in a variety of settings helping children and their families in difficult situations. Initially, I worked as an inpatient therapist with pre-teen and adolescent children at KidsPeace Hospital in Orefield. Desiring to work longer term with clients, I took a position with PA Counseling as a contracted therapist in the Reading School District for an alternative educational program. Over the course of the next several years, I worked with children and families as an in-home therapist and behavioral specialist while supervising direct care staff. 

    In 2001, my family and I moved to Lititz. I worked as an outpatient therapist for Shepard’s Touch Counseling and then as an outpatient therapist for T.W. Ponessa, specializing in children and families. In 2005, I took the position as a clinical therapist at the Children’s Home of Reading in their Acute Partial Program for Children 5 to 12 years of age. In the next year, I became the Director for the Acute Partial Program at CHOR and spent the next six years working with family and children in crisis. 

    In 2008, I began my pursuit of a PhD in Clinical Counseling through Walden University.  In 2011, I began a internship with Center For Neurobehavioral in Lancaster and worked for New Horizons Counseling as an outpatient therapist. In 2013, I began her private practice and continues this part-time in Ephrata, PA. I am currently working on my dissertation on “Childrearing Grandchildren with Mild Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Grandparent Perceived Stress and Health Outcomes”.  I started with Emotional Wellness in August 2016. 

    I currently live in Berks County with my family and enjoy the time at home with my son as well as time with my nieces and nephews.

    Session/Treatment Types:

    Treatment Age Groups:
    Under age 4 (toddlers)
    Ages 4 to 10 (children)
    Ages 11 to 13 (tweens)
    Ages 14 to 17 (adolescents)
    Ages 18 to 25 (young adults)
    Ages 26 to 65 (adulthood)

    Treatment Specialties:
    Anger Management
    Behavioral Issues
    Coping Skills
    Dissociative Disorders
    Domestic Abuse/Violence
    Emotional Disturbance
    Pregnancy, Prenatal, Post Partum
    Self Harming
    Trauma + PTSD
    Academic Underachievement
    Bipolar Disorders
    Dual Diagnosis
    Family Conflict
    Impulse Control Disorders
    Learning Disabilities
    Mood Disorders
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    Relationship Issues
    Sexual Abuse
    Substance Abuse
    Autism Spectrum
    Career Counseling
    Eating Disorders
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Peer Relationships
    Sleep Issues
    Teen Violence
    Women’s Issues

    Treatment Preferences:
    Art Therapy
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    Play Therapy
    Motivational Interviewing
    Solution-Focused Brief
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
    Expressive Arts
    Narrative Therapy

    Credentials and Trainings:
    LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Nationally Certified Counselor awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors
    National Certified Psychologist (NPC) Professional Psychologist Certification Board
    Bachelor of Arts in Art from Westminster College
    Master of Arts in Community/Clinical Counseling from Eastern College
    Additional trainings include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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